Diplocaulobium longicolle (Lindl.) Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Long-Necked Diplocaulobium

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm] long

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and New Guinea in lowland mangrove swamps as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a a very short rhizome, giving rise to clustered, slender, flattened, broadest near the base pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, minutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on successively 2 flowered inflorescence,with a basal bract.

Synonyms Callista longicollis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium longicolle Lindl. 1840; Diplocaulobium malayanum Carr 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium munificum; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 as Dendrobium longicolle photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing/photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo good